Kathrin Eliot, PhD, RDN/LD
Assistant Professor
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Kathrin A. Eliot, Ph.D., R.D.N., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. As a champion for interprofessional education and collaborative practice, she serves as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representative to the National Academy of Medicine Global Forum on Health Professions Education, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative and as chair of the Interprofessional Education Committee for the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Council.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

There is strong evidence for taking an interprofessional, team-based approach in the treatment and management of obesity. Less clearis the training received by different health professions and how well prepared teams are to provide high-quality interprofessional carein obesity treatment and management. The purpose of this study was to explore which professions make up obesity treatment teams,these healthcare professionals’ roles, training received by different team members, and the interprofessional interactions among theseproviders. Individual interviews were conducted with a convenience…
Tools for measuring outcomes of interprofessional education (IPE) have been criticized as having weak evidence for validity. The purpose of this study was to compare previous validity evidence for three commonly used self-report tools with data from 684 learners at four U.S. universities to better understand how these measures perform across contexts and learner levels. The research team consisted of faculty representing athletic training, dentistry, dental hygiene, dietetics, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and public health, who came together to learn about, from, and with each other…
This short course will provide participants tasked with developing IPE programs with foundational information essential to success in leadership, teaching and scholarship.   It will also provide real-world insight into processes, successes and challenges encountered when getting started in IPE.   This event will also include an interactive activity where participants will collaborate to learn from and assist their peers in professional development. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Describe the key foundational literature to help inform the development of an…
The University of Oklahoma Mothers’ Health Initiative (OUMI) was established in 2019 as an opportunity to better serve pregnant and nursing mothers in the community using an interprofessional approach. A secondary aim of this project was to provide real-time learning for interprofessional student teams of one student each from nursing, dental hygiene and nutritional sciences. Each week, the teams provided patient education for pregnant women and/or women with small children during their women’s clinic visit. Patient education focused on the benefits of breastfeeding, nutrition for mothers,…